European Union Delegation to Singapore

MONGOLIA – Coronavirus update as of 11 May 2021

11/05/2021 - 08:34
MONGOLIA – Weekly press review

 

Total number of confirmed cases:  45 936

Recovered: 32 135

Deaths: 190

(Information current as of 11 May 2021)

The government downgraded the Red level of alert to Orange from 8 May, which entails lifting the restriction on movement in Ulaanbaatar and allowing most services and shops to re-open..  International commercial flights, passenger rail and passenger auto traffic in and out of Mongolia are suspended. The government has announced to gradually open borders for international travel from June 2021

The following activities and services will remain fully or partially restricted:

  • Classes with more than 10 students are not allowed;
  • Cultural and arts activities;
  • Dance studios;
  • Trips, weddings and other receptions
  • Entertainment venues are allowed to use 30%of their seating capacity;
  • Gaming centres, playgrounds and basketball and football fields;
  • Gyms, swimming pools, yoga, and fitness centres will be available from 15 May 2021 to those who have received full dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Hotels, guest houses, and resorts;
  • Markets, fairs are closed till 22 May.
  • Night clubs and karaoke clubs;
  • Places of worship;
  • Protests, demonstrations, and competitions;
  • Restaurants and cafes are allowed to offer takeout and delivery services only;
  • Saunas and pools are allowed to work at 30%capacity;
  • Sports activities except training for the Olympics;

Other services are allowed to operate with COVID-19 prevention guidelines in place.

Traffic in and out of Ulaanbaatar is suspended, except for selected urgencies. A negative PCR test result performed within 72 hours, national ID card must be presented at checkpoints. Passengers can travel within Mongolia 14 days after receiving the full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Keeping a safe social distance, limiting social contacts and the time spent in public places is recommended. The authorities urge to limit gathering to  no more than five people in one place.

Authorities are advising to limit the number of staff (maximum 30%) in offices and encourage teleworking, especially for parents with children aged 0-12.

Charter flights will be organised to:

  • Seoul on 13, 15, 19, 21, 27 and 29 May;
  • Frankfurt on 14 and 26 May;
  • Tokyo on 15 and 26 May;
  • Istanbul 28 May

Public Places

  • Everyone is required to wear a facemask in public places. Non-compliance is subjected to a fine up to MNT 50 000 (EUR 15).
  • In the majority of public places visitors are required to register their visit by leaving their contact details on a sign up sheet or scanning a QR code using the “ebarimt” app. Download here: Android iOS. Foreign residents can sign-up for the app using their phone number, email address, and passport number.

Travel

  • Entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints is suspended. Regular passenger flights, international passenger trains are suspended and the land borders of Mongolia with China and Russia remain closed.
  • Limited charter flights are organised to repatriate Mongolian citizens. EU citizens with valid residency and work permits can make use of these flights. EU citizens are advised to contact Mongolian diplomatic missions abroad for further information.
  • A negative COVID PCR test is required upon entry. The test must be taken within 72 hours before arrival. Fully vaccinated passengers can enter the country without a PCR test result 14 days after receiving the full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine..
  • The charter flights are operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines. For schedules, reservation and prices please contact the airlines directly: tel.: (11) 333999 or Central Tower, tel.: (11) 313385 or Encanto Tower tel.: (11) 322118; or AirTrans ticketing agency City Plaza, tel.: (11) 303030.

Quarantine

  • Upon entry, foreign and Mongolian citizens are subject to a 7-day quarantine at a government facility at their own expense and no home isolation. During the quarantine period, PCR tests will be conducted on the 3rd  and the 5th  day.
  • Persons who have received full dose of COVID-19 vaccines, only upon presenting proof of vaccination, will be exempted from quarantine.
  • Now, it is possible to choose isolation facility among three levels.
  • We advise EU citizens to keep regular contact with their representing Embassy and consult the travel advice issued by EU Member States as well as local resources.

The restriction on entry does not apply to:

  • Accredited staff and their direct family members of diplomatic missions and offices of international organisations in Mongolia (to be quarantined in facilities for 7 days upon arrival and no home isolation needed as per Mongolian citizens);
  • Foreign nationals who are direct family members of Mongolian nationals (to be quarantined in facilities for 7 days upon arrival and no home isolation as per Mongolian citizens);
  • Holders of valid visas, residency and work permits might be allowed to enter Mongolia. Foreign citizens are advised to contact Mongolian diplomatic missions abroad for further information.

Categories of pandemic level:

  • Red – Level 4: If community transmission reported 
  • Orange – Level 3: If cluster transmission reported
  • Yellow – Level 2:  If transmitted (imported) infection reported 
  • Green – Level 1:  If no infection reported in the last 28 days

Local Resources

 

EU Member States Travel Advice

 

AT       https://www.bmeia.gv.at 

BE       https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr

BG       https://mfa.bg/bg/news/24785

CY       https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/

CZ       https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/index.html

DE       https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de

DK       https://um.dk/en/

EE       https://reisitargalt.vm.ee/koroonaviirus/

EL       https://www.mfa.gr/en/coronavirus-covid-19-useful-information.html

ES       https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/Paginas/index.aspx

FI         https://um.fi/ajankohtaista/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/iYk2EknIlmNL/content/kysymyksi-c3-a4-ja-vastauksia-matkustamisesta-ja-koronaviruksesta

FR       https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/mongolie/

HR       http://www.mvep.hr/hr/mediji/priopcenja/mjere-za-jacanje-nadzora-nad-sirenjem-koronavirusa-za-hrvatske-i-strane-drzavljane-koji-ulaze-u-republiku-hrvatsku,32734.html

HU       https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/index

IE         https://www.dfa.ie/

IT         http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/country/

LT       http://keliauk.urm.lt/lt/

LU       https://maee.gouvernement.lu/fr/actualites.gouvernement%2Bfr%2Bactualites%2Btoutes_actualites%2Bcommuniques%2B2020%2B03-mars%2B17-luxembourgeois-deplacement.html

LV       https://www.mfa.gov.lv/konsulara-informacija/celo-drosi-2/10-atgadinajumi-veiksmigam-celojumam/celojumu-bridinajumi-par-valstim-un-teritorijam

MT       https://foreignandeu.gov.mt/mt/Government/Press%20Releases/Pages/Notice-to-Maltese-citizens-who-are-currently-in-Italy.aspx

NL       https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/actueel/nieuws/2020/03/17/reisadvies-reis-alleen-naar-het-buitenland-indien-noodzakelijk

PL       https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus

PT       https://www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/alertas/covid-19-reposicao-de-controlo-nas-fronteiras-e-restricoes-a-entrada-em-portugal

RO       http://www.mae.ro/node/51759

SE       https://www.regeringen.se/regeringens-politik/regeringens-arbete-med-anledning-av-nya-coronaviruset/

SI         https://www.gov.si/teme/koronavirus/

SK       http://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19